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How sad it must be to see, like so many wonderful movie theatres. Many of us who are old enough are lucky to remember them. I have so many wonderful memories of attending the Oriental. When I moved out of Brooklyn, New York City had greatly changed and lost a lot of its charm to me.
I agree with Warren. Notic that the headlight are on all cars and taxis. “Roxy” Rothafel gave some ideas that were incorporated into the design of RCMH, such as the idea for the “sunburst stage (I read that he got the idea when he was taking an ocean cruise and was watching the sun setting) but he is not the designer.
Plenty of showmanship and style in that program. Makes you want to attend that theatre. I appreciate S. Porridge letting us see it.
Steve Morris looks like a very kind person. I hope the Gem Theatrre continues for a long time to entertain the area. It’s an attractive theatre.
I am so glad to know that Carl Moore is restoring this theatre. I wish him much success.
Hope this theatre is restored before it becomes too late. I am sure it can have many uses to serve the community.
RCMH remains one of the most beautiful theatres in the world. I hope it always continues to be well taken care of. It is a treasure that future genrations should be able to see and enjoy.
I am glad to know that this beautiful theatre is being maintained.
Attractive facade which still maintains its original appearance. I hope someone can post a photo of the auditorium.
For thirty-six years the auditorium has been a storage area for furniture. The orchestra was leveled, and the ceiling is in bad shape, as are the surrounding ornaments. Remembering the theatre’s appearance when I was young, this photo makes me very sad. As I mentioned before, the real estate is valuable in this area. Someday the building will be razed. This ultra-religious community will never allow it to become a theatre again. The people once supported such cultural things(including myself)have all moved away.
I am interested in the information given by C.T. members, not their life style.
Child star Bobby Breen not only appeared on the Radio City Music Hall stage, but appeared on the Roxy stage with Eddie Cantor.
Still hoping someone can come up with a photo of the theatre’s interior.
I don’t remember any of the decorations in the auditorium, only the usherette screaming at us children on the weekend shows.
Sounds like a comfortable theatre to see movies.
From looking at Warren’s picture posting of April 10th, The Canal theatre had a beautiful auditorium.
The Vista is looks like a very unique theatre.
The West end elevated structure was already there when the Boro Park theatre was built in 1921. That is why a curved entrance was designed for the corner of fifty-first street.
I am glad to know the IOKA still is around. It sounds like Roger Detzler and the staff are very dedicated. This pleasant theatre has a long history.
Thanks for posting the picture, Warren. I hope someone can find an interior picture of the auditorium.
re: theatre organ
Patty, perhaps this person could help you: Christopher Gould, Operations Director / Production Coordinator of the Palace theatre
(518) 465-3335 Ext 123
What a wonderful theatre with a big history. I saw lots of shows here when I lived in New York City.
A stunning theatre! One of the best restorations I’ve seen. The Plaza is a gem.
What a beautiful job in restoring the Palace theater.It was well worth it.
Edward C. Klapp opened the Rialto in 1917. It was located at the corner of Market and Grove Streets. In 1933, the Rialto became part of the Schine brothers' chain. The theatre was one of 27 theaters in the United States that premiered â€œDrums Along the Mohawkâ€ in 1939.(This film also debuted in Gloversville – where the Schines lived and had their main offices – Schenectady, Utica and Albany.) Henry Fonda, whose family built the nearby town of Fonda, NY, starred in the film. He made a short appearance when the film premiered here and at the Glove theatre.